Eating the right foods while backpacking fuel you to push farther along the trail to reach that fantastic vista you’re after, making backcountry cooking a key skill. Learn hygiene tips, bear safety, culinary creativeness and kitchen efficiency with Backpacker’s expert advice on how to maintain a top-notch kitchen in the wild.

Ketchup Leather: The Backpacking Food No One Asked For

What happens when you introduce condiments to your dehydrator? We head to the kitchen to see if molecular gastronomy can work for hikers, too.